AN AIR DEMON.B. V. Holland was laid to rest in Cedar Hill Cemetery at Cochran, Bleckley County, Georgia.
Four Lives Snatched Away at Lumber City.
HALF CALHOUN IN RUINS
A Brakeman Killed While on the Way to Athens.
ALL AUSTELL IN ALARM
Darts From the Sky Kill Two in Dougherty.
CRUSHED BY A CHIMNEY.
Horrible Fate of a Man the Wind's Howl Didn't Wake.
ALL THE STATE VISITED.
The Wind Accompanied by a Heavy Downpour.
LUMBER CITY, GA., March 21. -- A disastrous cyclone visited this part of Telfair county at 4 o'clock this morning, crossing the line of the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia railroad at 9 1/4, known as Whiddon and Holland's turpentine distillery. This distillery is now owned by Rayals, Millaire & Co. The former owners, Mr. Whiddon of Eastman, and B. V. Holland, of Telfair county, had both met at the distillery to adjust old business matters. Both of these gentlemen were killed. The house in which they were stopping was situated far up on the west side of the railroad. The house was torn into splinters. The bodies were found some distance down the hill...
EASTMAN, GA., March 21. -- Messrs. Whiddon and Holland rushed out of their houses to save themselves, but had run only a few steps when the house was blown over them and crushed them so that they seemed hardly to have an unbroken bone left in their bodies. They were killed instantly. All their clothing was swept away except a small fragment of Mr. Whiddon's undervest. A flat car standing on the railroad track was blown off and torn to pieces...
Why do people put rocks on grave stones? Some time ago, I learned that the rocks signified a visitor. That is true enough, but I decided to learn a little more about the custom and share my findings with you. Putting rocks on tombstones is most often described as a Jewish custom. There are many "Ask a Rabbi" columns out there, but I did not find one that knew for sure where the custom originated. They all agreed, however, that a rock symbolized a visitor and when put on a tombstone said, "I remember you." I also read that some people pick up a rock wherever they are when they think of a person that has passed. Then, the next time they visit the grave, they place the rock to say, "I wish you were here." Rabbi Shraga Simmons offers a deeper meaning: "We are taught that it is an act of ultimate kindness and respect to bury someone and place a marker at the site. After a person is buried, of course, we can no longer participate in burying them. H